The Chapter Equipment & Athletic Trainer Grant program for the 2018 is now open - applications are due by mid-night on February 23rd, 2018.
If you are looking for Chris Hall Memorial Coaching Education Grant - please visit the dedicated page here.
The Chapter is proud of our history over the last 12 years in helping programs get off on the right foot and assisting developing programs to respond to growth. We didn't have Chapter Grants during the 2017 season and will be bringing them back for 2018.
Watch this page and/or our Facebook page for additional information when the application goes live.
During 2016, the Chapter awarded equipment grants at the local level of $7,000 to over 20 new or expanding boys and girls youth programs.
Additionally, the Chapter continued the Athletic Trainer Grants totaling $2,200 to 10 programs.
Please review the stipulations in the the below. Please contact the Chapter Grants Coordinator with any questions.
Please fill this form out completely in one sitting, you cannot start and stop. Please review the necessary information needed in the questions before answering.
Grants are awarded on need with priority going to brand new or developing programs or organizations serving areas with fewer lacrosse opportunities.
Programs awarded a grant should make plans to purchase necessary gear and will be required to submit invoices and proof of purchase equal to or in excess of their Grant amount to receive compensation. The Chapter will then send the program or organization a reimbursement check up to the awarded amount.
Equipment Grant Requirements -
- no usage of grant funding to purchase coaching jackets, hats, polo shirts, etc. These grants are about supporting equipment or gear necessary to field a team and play the sport.
- All organizations applying receiving grants must require it's players to be members of US Lacrosse.
Examples of appropriate items:
- field gear, cones, practice pinnies, etc.
- goalie equipment - sticks, gloves, chest protectors, extra padding
- player equipment - sticks, gloves, elbow/shoulder pads, helmets, mouth guards, etc.
Athletic Trainer Grant Requirements & Information:
The safety of student/athletes is key to the continued success of lacrosse. The Washington Chapter of US Lacrosse believes athletic trainers greatly reduce the risks associated with the game of lacrosse. Given many lacrosse organizations in Washington are not directly associated with schools, the ability to have trainers on site is difficult.
Through a partnership with the national body of US Lacrosse and Seattle Children's Hospital, the local chapter of US Lacrosse is pleased to offer to help teams in the in the State provide trainers for games and/or practices.Teams awarded the grant will be given $200 to be used exclusively towards utilizing the Seattle Children's Hospital Athletic Training program.
The Chapter does not administer the service, individual teams will be responsible for contracting directly with Seattle Children's Hospital. Contact information will be provided to any teams awarded the grant. If a program is outside the coverage area for the Children's Hospital service they may contract locally with Trainers from physical therapy programs. The Grant funding is still eligible for these situations.
Children's Hospital can provide trainers for any program in the Seattle area, south to Tacoma, north to Marysville, east to North Bend and west to Bainbridge Island. These trainers are available for a reasonably hourly fee, plus travel costs and a small fee for supplies used during events.. The hourly rate is not charged for travel time. These trainers are certified athletic trainers, come with their own supplies as well as AED machines.
Children's Hospital Trainer program information
Deadline for both Grant options is mid-night February 23rd, 2018.